By Jutta Seibert
Bloomsbury History: Theory & Method is a brand new digital resource dedicated to historiography and the examination of historical theory and methods using a global approach. It features cutting-edge scholarship in the form of exclusive articles contributed by historians from 25 different countries. At the core of the collection are the recently published four-volume survey Historiography: Critical Readings edited by Q. Edward Wang and 100 essays that explore key concepts, thinkers, debates, and methods as well as a small selection of classical texts that shaped the discipline. Examples of topics include medievalism, social movements, agency, causality, microhistory, environmental history, and public history to name just a few. The collection also features digital access to more than 60 previously published monographs and essay collections that focus on historiography, theory and methods. Included are the following titles:
- The Concept of History (2017) by Dmitri Nikulin
- Historiography: An Introductory Guide (2012) by Eileen K. Cheng
- Theories of History: History Read across the Humanities (2018) by Michael J. Kelly and Arthur Rose (eds.)
- Global History, Globally: Research and Practice around the World (2018) by Sven Beckert and Dominic Sachsenmaier (eds.)
- Contesting History: Narratives of Public History (2014) by Jeremy Black
New content will be added continuously in the coming years. Trial access will be available until October 22, 2021. A link to the collection is available on the Library’s Databases A-Z list under B. Get in touch if you would like to recommend this resources for the Library’s permanent collection.
Jutta Seibert is Director of Research Services & Scholarly Engagement at Falvey Memorial Library.